An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free so they won't increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you want to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.